Murder for Two

January 24 - March 1, 2015
(Opening Night: Thursday, January 29, 8:00 p.m.)
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Book and Music by Joe Kinosian
Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by Scott Schwartz
Choreographer, Wendy Seyb
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Andrea Lauer
Lighting Design by Jason Lyons
Sound Design by Jill BC Du Boff
Music Director, David Caldwell
Assistant Director, J. Scott Lapp
Casting by Calleri Casting
Production Stage Manager, Kat West
Production Supervisor, Production Core

Great American novelist Arthur Whitney has been murdered at his own birthday party, and his killer could be any one of the guests. But this is no ordinary murder mystery. The entire world of this hilarious musical is brought to life by two incredible performers: one plays the detective, the other plays all 10 suspects, and both play the piano!  Murder for Two is an irrepressibly wacky tour-de-force musical that NewYork1 proclaimed  "a must-see 90-minute jolt of caffeinated creativity!"


Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe in the hilarious vaudevillian mystery musical Murder for Two, running Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe.

Production Photos

(from left) Joe Kinosian as The Suspects and Ian Lowe as Marcus in Murder for Two, with book and music by Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo by Joan Marcus.
(from left) Ian Lowe as Marcus and Joe Kinosian as The Suspects in Murder for Two, with book and music by Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo by Joan Marcus.
(from left) Joe Kinosian as The Suspects and Ian Lowe as Marcus in Murder for Two, with book and music by Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo by Joan Marcus.
(from left) Ian Lowe as Marcus and Joe Kinosian as The Suspects in Murder for Two, with book and music by Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo by Joan Marcus.
(from left) Ian Lowe as Marcus and Joe Kinosian as The Suspects in Murder for Two, with book and music by Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo by Joan Marcus.
(from left) Ian Lowe as Marcus and Joe Kinosian as The Suspects in Murder for Two, with book and music by Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Publicity Photos

Playwright, composer, and actor Joe Kinosian. Kinosian stars in Murder for Two, with book and music by Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Actor Ian Lowe stars in Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo by David Perlman.
Composer Kellen Blair. Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, runs Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Scott Schwartz will direct Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Murder for Two, with book and music by Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, runs Jan. 24 - March 1, 2015 at The Old Globe. Art courtesy of The Old Globe.

Cast and Creative Team

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Joe Kinosian (The Suspects, Book and Music) is the co-recipient of Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award recognizing Murder for Two as Best New Work – Musical or Review, following its record-breaking run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and he was also nominated for Best Actor in a Principal Role as The Suspects. Murder for Two had its Off Broadway premiere at Second Stage Theatre Uptown, going on to a year-long run at New World Stages. Kinosian’s work with Kellen Blair has been showcased at The Kennedy Center, York Theatre Company, and at the Theatre World Awards. Kinosian received the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the Jerry Harrington Award from the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. He also appeared in Dirty Blonde with Emily Skinner (Hangar Theatre) and the New York City premiere of Dear Edwina Off Broadway.
Ian Lowe (Marcus) has appeared Off Broadway in Murder for Two (New World Stages), Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center Theater), Bayonets of Angst (New York Musical Theatre Festival), and Feste in Twelfth Night (Sonnet Repertory Theatre). His regional credits include Fingers in the regional premiere of Fingers & Toes (Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival) and the regional premiere of Heartbreaker starring Christine Andreas (Adirondack Theatre Festival), as well as plays and musicals at Capital Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Riverside Theatre, Charleston Stage, Dorset Theatre Festival, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Ivoryton Playhouse, and others. He has also participated in readings and workshops at the York, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Astoria Performing Arts Center, BMI, and more. Lowe is a 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition Semi-Finalist. He received his B.A. from Yale University. Many thanks to the entire MfT team and to Mom and Papa for those piano lessons. Love to RC. Next up for Lowe is more Murder for Two across the country!
Kyle Branzel (u/s The Suspects) is just “dying” to be making his Old Globe debut! As an actor, Branzel’s national tour credits include Henry and Mudge and regional credits include Footloose (Willard), Guys and Dolls (Benny), and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Schroeder). As music director and/or pianist, his New York/regional credits include See What I Wanna See (Steppenwolf Garage Rep), Passing Strange (Bailiwick Chicago), The Fabulous Lipitones (Penguin Rep Theatre), A Chorus Line (Timber Lake Playhouse), and Sam Carner and Derek Gregor’s Barely Legal Showtune Extravaganza (Le Poisson Rouge). Branzel earned his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Chicago College of Performing Arts and is a proud AEA member. A native of Elyria, Ohio, he extends much love to Mom and Dad, his family, and The Guys!
Brandon Lambert (u/s Marcus) is thrilled to be joining the tour of Murder for Two. He has appeared regionally in Plaid Tidings (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), Born Yesterday (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Legally Blonde (Pittsburgh Musical Theater), and Natoma (Victor Herbert Renaissance Project). Additionally, he won the Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist competition, placed third in the Solon Center of the Arts Young Artists Concerto Competition, and participated in the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Young Composers Program. Lambert thanks the entire MfT team for this opportunity, and he thanks his family for their unwavering support.
  Kellen Blair (Book and Lyrics) is the Drama Desk Award-nominated co-creator of Murder for Two, which appeared Off Broadway at Second Stage Theatre and New World Stages following its world premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Blair and co-writer Joe Kinosian are the recipients of the 2011 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work – Musical or Review and the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award. Their work has been showcased Off Broadway, at The Kennedy Center, and in theatres across the country. Blair is excited to be developing a new musical farce with Kinosian titled The More Things Change. He is also working with Broadway composer Larry Grossman on a new show called Scrooge in Love. A huge thank you to the most supportive family ever! Updates, videos, song demos, and sheet music can be found at
  Scott Schwartz (Director) directed Murder for Two Off Broadway at New World Stages and Second Stage Theatre Uptown. At The Old Globe, he directed Lost in Yonkers, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Golda’s Balcony, and A Room with a View. On Broadway, he directed Golda’s Balcony and Jane Eyre (co-directed with John Caird). His other Off Broadway work includes Bat Boy: The Musical (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), tick, tick… BOOM! (Outer Critics Circle, Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), ROOMS: a rock romance, The Foreigner starring Matthew Broderick (Roundabout Theatre Company), Kafka’s The Castle (Outer Critics Circle nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play), and No Way to Treat a Lady. He also directed Golda’s Balcony on tour, in London, in Los Angeles at the Wadsworth Theatre, and in San Francisco at American Conservatory Theater. He directed the world premiere of Séance on a Wet Afternoon at Opera Santa Barbara and subsequently at New York City Opera. Schwartz’s other recent credits include the U.S. premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse), the world premiere of Secondhand Lions (The 5th Avenue Theatre), the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against (Alley Theatre), Arsenic and Old Lace starring Tovah Feldshuh and Betty Buckley(Dallas Theater Center), and a re-envisioning of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Paper Mill Playhouse, Theatre Under The Stars, Theatre on the Square, and North Shore Music Theatre; 2008 IRNE Award, Outstanding Director of a Musical). He is the Artistic Director of Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, New York, and is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an Associate Artist at the Alley Theatre, and a graduate of Harvard University.
  Wendy Seyb (Choreographer) served as the choreographer of Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert featuring Sting, Kevin Spacey, James Taylor, and Renée Fleming (Carnegie Hall) and The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway and HBO). Her Off Broadway credits include Click, Clack, Moo (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), The Toxic Avenger (Lortel, Dora, and Joe A. Callaway Award nominations), and Murder for Two. Her credits as director/choreographer include How You Look at It (Sacramento Ballet), Birthday Sax (Ars Nova), and That Reminds Me... (web series). She has also worked on shows for Disney, Cartoon Network, Richard Frankel Productions, and Nickelodeon. Seyb has created narrative dance comedies for short films, spec commercials, music videos, and esteemed New York City venues including Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce SoHo, and Baryshnikov Arts Center.
  Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Design) designed the Off Broadway production of Murder for Two. He designed the Broadway productions of Act One (Tony Award), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nomination), On the Town, Sondheim on Sondheim, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Lovemusik, Rock of Ages, Chaplin, Bronx Bombers, Grace, and Jay Johnson: The Two and Only. His Off Broadway credits include more than 50 shows, including The Toxic Avenger, The Last Five Years, Miss Julie, and productions at Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, MCC Theater, Primary Stages, and The New Group. His other designs include The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet) and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He received a 2007 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.
  Andrea Lauer’s (Costume Design) recent design credits include Broadway’s Bring It On, American Idiot (Broadway and touring productions), Off Broadway’s What’s It All About, Michael Mayer’s upcoming Brooklynite, and STREB’S event at the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad, in addition to theatrical, dance, and opera productions in New York and around the country. Lauer is also a stylist for various artists, musicians, and publications. Her work can be seen in Rolling Stone, Vogue, Interview, OUT Magazine, the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards, red carpet events, music videos, and promo shoots.
  Jason Lyons (Lighting Design) has designed the Broadway productions of On the Town, Bronx Bombers, Let It Be, Bring It On: The Musical, Rock of Ages (as well as the Vegas, Toronto, Australia, London, and national tours), The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, and Good Vibrations. His other recent credits include Murder for Two, Heathers: The Musical (New World Stages), Hand to God (MCC Theater), The Commons of Pensacola (Manhattan Theatre Club), Nerds (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Venice (The Public Theater), Hello, Dolly! (Goodspeed Musicals), All in the Timing (Primary Stages), Medieval Play (Signature Theatre Company), Uncle Vanya (Classic Stage Company), White Noise (Chicago), Broke-ology and Clay (Lincoln Center Theater), Happy Hour, Two by Pinter, and Scarcity (Atlantic Theater Company), and 10 years with The New Group including the productions The Good Mother, Marie and Bruce, Abigail’s Party, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Hurlyburly. Lyons is on the faculty of Purchase College.
  Jill BC Du Boff (Sound Design) designed the Broadway productions of Disgraced, Picnic, Wit, Other Desert Cities, Good People, The Constant Wife, The Good Body, and Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home.Her Off Broadway credits include Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, Vineyard Theatre, MCC Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Women’s Project, New Georges, The Flea Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre, Signature Theatre Company, Clubbed Thumb (Affiliate Artist), and Penguin Rep Theatre. Her regional credits include Bay Street Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Westport Country Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Alley Theatre, New York Stage and Film, Humana Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Adirondack Theatre Festival. She has also served as executive producer of the radio programs “New Yorker Out Loud,” “Studio 360,” “Naked Radio,” and “RadioLab.” She has been nominated for Drama Desk and Henry Hewes Design Awards and has received a Ruth Morley Design Award, Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, and Lilly Award. She serves as audio producer for The New Yorker and is an adjunct professor at Sarah Lawrence College. Love to Adam.
  David Caldwell (Music Director) has been the music director of Forbidden Broadway since 2004. He composed music and lyrics for All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas, both based on the writing of Robert Fulghum. He conducted the American premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden. He also arranged and orchestrated Marvin Hamlisch’s song “I’m Really Dancing” for Career Transitions For Dancers’s 25th Anniversary Gala featuring Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, and Bebe Neuwirth. He is interviewed at length in Oliver Sacks’s book about music and the brain, Musicophilia.
  J. Scott Lapp (Assistant Director) is thrilled to be back working on Murder for Two again. His associate/assistant directing credits include Bonnie & Clyde (Broadway, La Jolla Playhouse, Asolo Repertory Theatre), Murder for Two (New World Stages, Second Stage Theatre), Good People, A Room with a View, and Somewhere (The Old Globe), Into the Woods (Fiasco Theater/The Old Globe), Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse), Secondhand Lions (The 5th Avenue Theatre), Somewhere in Time (Portland Center Stage), Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin (La Jolla Playhouse), and Xanadu (La Jolla Playhouse/national tour). He also works as the Co-Artistic Producer of Cabaret at the Merc. Love and thanks to God, Scott, parents, and Chelsea. Live blessed.
  Calleri Casting (Casting) (James Calleri, Paul Davis, Erica Jensen) have cast the Broadway productions of The Elephant Man, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men, Venus in Fur, 33 Variations, A Raisin in the Sun, Chicago, and James Joyce’s The Dead. Some of their past Off Broadway credits include Buyer & Cellar, The Hilltown Plays, The Revisionist, All in the Timing, Passion, My Name is Asher Lev, Fuerza Bruta, and Silence! The Musical. They have also cast for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Classic Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Flea Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and 10 seasons at Playwrights Horizons. They have cast many television shows and films including Mike Cahill’s I Origins (Sundance 2014). They have been awarded 12 Artios Awards for Excellence in Casting. Member CSA.
  Kat West (Production Stage Manager) is originally from Pitssburgh, PA, and is thrilled to bring Murder for Two across the country. Her select credits include the Off Broadway productions of Murder for Two, Altar Boyz, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Belfast Blues, President Harding is a Rock Star, Boozy, Heddatron, The Little Flower of East Orange, The Witch of Edmonton, Edward the Second, Unlock’d, Iron Curtain, The Flood, Illyria, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge,and others for Prospect Theater Company. Her opera credits include La Bohème and Cavalleria Rusticana at New York City Opera. She is a proud graduate of Penn State University and proud member of Actors’ Equity. In addition to her stage management work, West is also an ICF-certified life and time management coach. Thanks to her husband, Jaime, and family.
  Production Core (Production Supervisor)lends support and guidance to theatre companies that produce high quality theatrical performances and need direction/support on the collaboration, planning, and execution of the production process. The Production Core team is James E. Cleveland, Jared Goldstein, David Upton, Ron Grimshaw, Chasmin Hallyburton, Julie Shelton, Amber Mathis, S.M. Payson, Leah Vogel, Esti Bernstein, Gayle Riess, and Felicia Hall. Their current projects include Stalking the Bogeyman (New World Stages), 50 Shades! The Musical (Elektra Theater), Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (777 Theatre), The Belle of Amherst (Westside Theatre), Tail! Spin! (Lynn Redgrave Theater), Lennon: Through a Glass Onion (Union Square Theatre), and Wiesenthal (Theatre Row).
  Snug Harbor Productions (General Management) have credits that include Broadway’s Ring of Fire, Elaine Stritch at Liberty (Tony Award), George Gershwin Alone, Death of a Salesman starring Brian Dennehy (Tony Award), The Price,and Fool Moon (Tony Award). Their Off Broadway credits include Murder for Two, Piece of My Heart, Martin Moran’s All the Rage (Lucille Lortel Award), Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature, Elective Affinities starring Zoe Caldwell, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, Evil Dead The Musical, Almost, Maine, The Tricky Part (Obie Award), and Peter Brook’s Tierno Bokar.
  Jayson Raitt (Producer) produces and develops new musicals. His credits include Broadway’s Rock of Ages, Off Broadway’s Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn and Vanities, A New Musical, and London’s Make Me A Song. His regional credits include Murder for Two, Nine Wives, Love Makes the World Go ’Round, Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory, Being Alive, and The Grave White Way. He has also produced live events include Sting and Patti LuPone in Uprising of Love; Christina Aguilera and dancers from the movie Burlesque on “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Music Award” and “The X Factor” (U.K.); the cast of the movie Hairspray on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,”and “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”; and concerts in Poland and Israel for the documentary 100 Voices: A Journey Home. Raitt spent seven years on the producing team at Pasadena Playhouse.
  Barbara Whitman (Producer) is currently represented by the productions If/Then starring Idina Menzel, Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Michael C. Hall, and, this spring, Fun Home. Her other credits include Hands on a Hardbody, Red (Tony Award for Best Play), Next to Normal (Pulitzer Prize), Hamlet starring Jude Law, 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda, Mary Stuart, Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and A Raisin in the Sun. A native New Yorker, Whitman attended New York University’s Gallatin School and received an M.F.A. in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University. She is on the board of the Tectonic Theater Project and on the Leadership Council of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Her proudest productions are her sons, Daniel and Will.
  Steven Chaikelson (Producer) is a professor in the Columbia University School of the Arts, where he runs the M.F.A. Theatre Management & Producing Program and serves as advisor to the T. Fellowship, founded by Harold Prince. He is a co-author of Theatre Law: Cases and Materials, the first and only law school textbook devoted to theatre law, and a regular contributor to the theatre volumes of Entertainment Industry Contracts, published by LexisNexis. Through his company, Snug Harbor Productions, Chaikelson general manages productions on and Off Broadway, around the United States, and internationally. His producing credits include Private Jokes, Public Places in New York City and London, the Off Broadway premiere of Murder for Two, Piece of My Heart, Criss Angel Mindfreak, and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.
  Second Stage Theatre (Producer), founded in 1979 under the leadership of artistic director Carole Rothman, produces a diverse range of premieres and new interpretations of America’s best contemporary theatre including the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey; the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes; The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown; Dogfight by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Peter Duchan; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage; Trust and Lonely, I’m Not by Paul Weitz; and Bachelorette by Leslye Headland. The company’s more than 130 citations include the Pulitzer Prize, seven Tony Awards and the 2002 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.
  Latitude Link (Producer) is led by three-time Tony Award-winning producers Ralph and Gail Bryan. They are currently represented on Broadway by Jersey Boys, Matilda The Musical, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Their current national/international hits include Jersey Boys and Memphis. Their past Broadway productions include Rocky, Of Mice and Men, Hands on a Hardbody, Memphis, American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar, 33 Variations,and The Farnsworth Invention.
  Omneity Entertainment/Richard G. Weinberg (Producer) Weinberg been involved with numerous film and television projects through his tenure with Columbia, CBS, Savoy, and Sundance. His theatre investments include, among others, The Producers, Hairspray, The Immigrant, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Weinberg and his partner, Tommye Giacchino, are United States pro-am ballroom champions. Thanks to his wife, Diane, parents, children, and family.
  Paula Marie Black (Producer) is currently represented in London by Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre) and The Scottsboro Boys, for which she is the lead producer(Garrick Theatre). Her Broadway productions include the currently running On the Town (Lyric Theatre) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Belasco Theatre, Tony Award), as well as Of Mice and Men, Twelfth Night/Richard III (Tony nomination), Romeo and Juliet, The Trip to Bountiful (Tony nomination), and Hands on a Hardbody. Her Off Broadway credits include Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Little Miss Sunshine, and Murder for Two. Her producing efforts honor the works of women directors and playwrights. She honors those who have not had a voice and dedicates her support of the art of theatre to you.
  Paula Kaminsky Davis (Producer) is the owner of Gem Financial Services, PKDManagement, and Epkam Ventures. She is also a Drama League board member. She has served as producer of Rock of Ages and associate producer of Becoming Dr. Ruth, Ann, Peter and the Starcatcher on tour, and Tail! Spin! She was also an investor of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Trip to Bountiful, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 54 Below, and others. She is also an avid photographer and theatre lover.
  Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Producer) is the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. CST is one of America’s largest, most celebrated theatres, producing a year-round season encompassing more than 600 performances at its home on Chicago’s Navy Pier. CST’s work is regularly represented on stages around the world including Donmar Warehouse, Sydney Festival, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, CST produces extraordinary classics from the past and present, contemporary dramas, musical theatre, and premieres of new works, including Murder for Two, which CST developed in 2011.
  AWA Partners (Exclusive Tour Direction) represents the joint forces of AWA Touring Services, OBB/Off Broadway Booking, and AVID Touring Group. Their new roster includes I Love Lucy Live on Stage, A Christmas Story, The Musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Mandy Patinkin in Concert, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, and Celebrity Autobiography, among many others. Their past projects include Green Day’s American Idiot, The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, DreamWorksAnimation’s Madagascar Live, and Spamalot.